Elderly man punched in violent road rage attack on Mitchell Freeway in Greenwood

The West Australian
A 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning.
Camera IconA 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning. Credit: WA Police

A elderly man has been left bloodied after a violent road rage incident in Perth's north on Friday morning.

The 73-year-old was punched in the face through the driver’s side window about 10:30 am.

The pensioner—who did not want to be identified—was visibly shaken when he described the attack of the driver riddled with road rage.

“Suddenly I was hit on the side of the face and knocked almost into the other seat,” he told 7NEWS.

“(I was in) shock more than anything — pain set in a little bit later.”

The man suffered a split to his lip and cheek, and now has several loosened teeth.

The West Australian understand the victim had slowed to a low speed in the left lane heading south on the Mitchell Freeway approaching the Warwick Road exit.

The driver of the vehicle behind the victim had used his horn several times when both men stopped and exited their vehicles.

The victim had returned to his vehicle but without warning he was punched in the face through his open car window.

A 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning.
Camera IconA 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning. Credit: WA Police
A 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning.
Camera IconA 73-year-old man has been left bloodied and with a split lip after being punched through his car window in a violent road age incident in Perth’s north on Friday morning. Credit: WA Police

The man then drove off while the pensioner travelled to Warwick Police police station after the incident before attending hospital to treat his injuries.

Police have urged anyone with information to call police.

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